Archive for July, 2013

  • Around the nation’s capital, the new Chief of Defence Staff, General Tom Lawson, is considered a bit of an enigma. He’s a fighter pilot who has learned to conceal the traditional fighter pilot swagger. He’s an officer who rose to the top of the military without...
  • Cars honked, dogs barked and people waved as soldiers from local militia units in Ontario and Quebec carried a replica of a 200-year-old flag along the roadside. It was all part of a commemoration of the gruelling 1,100-kilometre trek from Fredericton to Kingston, Ont., undertaken by...
  • Dear Mother and Family, This is the saddest letter I will ever have to write and long before you get this letter you will have heard from the war office that poor Jimmie has passed away and Fred badly wounded and at present most likely...
  • Collateral Damage: Families In The Wake Of War

    July 10, 2013 by Sharon Adams
    ILLUSTRATION BY: OWEN FREEMAN Exclusive Audio Edition: It’s the first time retired Sergeant Ted Peacock has smiled all weekend, and it’s a phoney smile that doesn’t reach his eyes. His family is gathered for a portrait, and feels obliged to put on happy faces. Son...
  • Dear Madame Bowes, I am writing to let you know that your son, Gunner [Fred] Bowes is lying in our hospital seriously wounded in the legs and head. Everything that can be done for him, I assure you, will be done. He is receiving the...
  • The 2013 Pilgrimage of Remembrance

    July 8, 2013 by Sharon Adams
    Emotions ran high on the first full day of touring for participants in the 2013 Legion Pilgrimage of Remembrance.  The first early morning stop was Juno Beach, where Prince Edward Island  pilgrim Thomas MacDonald plunged his hands into the icy water. “I thought of the...
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